My new life【30 minutes from Shibuya, with YouTube video】Beautiful stories from far away From Japan
2023-07-14 ｜ TOSHI
❚ My new life [30 minutes from Shibuya]
Dear followers and readers, how are you? I’m TOSHI, a Japanese woman.
Actually, I started a new life. For the time being, I rented an apartment near Tokyo to try out.
It’s about 30 minutes from Shibuya, beautiful seaside town.
When I left home, I had only two luggages.
For now I’ll be back and forth for a while, and there’s a possibility that I’ll go back to my family house.
❚Futons and teflon wok-shaped frying pan are perfect for a minimalist life
First of all, Japanese futons (futons are perfect for a minimalist life!), curtains, and a Teflon Chinese wok-shaped frying pan. These three are pretty much all I have for now living here.
I’ll have to buy this today, take a taxi to my apartment (I don’t have the courage or strength to put a futon on the train)…and I won’t have to pay for a hotel anymore. I can also cook for myself. It’s been tough until now!
❚“One-pan cuisine” and a Japanese Michelin-starred chef (With YouTube review, English subtitle)
The new apartment only has one stovetop burner. I haven’t bought a refrigerator yet, and I’m going to figure out how to “one-pan” cook for a while.
“One-pan cuisine (ワンパン料理)” means “cooking that can be done with a single frying pan,” it is so prevalent in Japan that even a Michelin-starred chef publishes recipes for one-pan cuisine on YouTube.
⇓Video of “One-pan cuisine” of cacio e pepe by Shusaku Toba (鳥羽周作), a Japanese Michelin-starred chef (Japanese)
⇓Review video of his restaurant with Japanese and American reporters (English and Japanese subtitles)
【ミシュランレストラン】sio(シオ )の朝定食をアメリカ人に食べさせてみた Went to a Michelin star Tokyo restaurant
Anyway, a regular frying pan has a shallow bottom and cannot boil noodles. But if you use a wok-shaped Teflon frying pan, it won’t burn the food, and you can cook Japanese, Chinese, Western food, and almost anything with it, somehow, for you at your appartment, I think.
I like TV, but I can’t stream on my computer until I get a working internet connection established.
❚Two buses a day, but for better or worse, life can be unpredictable
I left home because when I’m at home, I remember the sad events (the death of my family member), and it never got any better. Being here makes me forget that.
I came here crying because it was painful and scary to leave my hometown. I still can’t believe I’m in a place I’m not familiar with. I felt anxious and wandered into the unknown.
However, after making new friends and acquaintances, I realized there are many fun things to do around Tokyo.
For example, I attended a lecture by a columnist I had followed for a long time. It was an exciting and valuable experience. During the Q&A, I could talk with her a little and even get her autograph.
Where I used to live, there were only two buses a day, but for better or worse, life can be unpredictable.
My new friends comforted my worries by explaining that “time will tell” and things should become more familiar to me.
Although I’m reluctant, I will leave behind my past life, try to challenge myself with various new things and find fun things to do with my new life here in nearby Tokyo, anyway, at least for a while.
Helpful feedback is always welcome!
As for our daily life, I, or “Rosie-chan,” tweet on Twitter at Club Rosie, almost everyday. so please take a look if you like. It seems that it may be possible to translate with Google.
A follow would be appreciated, so thank you in advance!
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